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ALSO CALLED: Service Level Agreements, SLAs
DEFINITION: A service-level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a network service provider and a customer that specifies, usually in measurable terms, what services the network service provider will furnish. Many Internet service providers (ISP)s provide their customers with an SLA. More recently, IS departments in major enterprises have adopted the idea of writing a service level agreement so that services  … 
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Make IT matter by Making Cloud Matter
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Recently, IT has become less about hardware and software, instead veering towards services and problem solving for business issues. Explore the implications of this new era of IT including changes in roles and responsibilities,  architectures, security and more.
Posted: 06 Aug 2013 | Published: 06 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Don't Get Stuck on your Virtualization Journey: Where to Focus Next
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper offers up best practices for navigating the three phase journey to IT-as-a-Service to ensure that you get the most out of your virtualized environment.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

VMware, Inc.

A Comprehensive View Across the Entire Backup Process
sponsored by APTARE
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a data protection solution that provides extensive visibility into storage allocation, utilization and backup to meet today's demanding compliance requirements.
Posted: 02 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

APTARE

Ensure Sustainable Compliance with Data Protection Management
sponsored by APTARE
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper explores a data protection solution that provides end-to-end visibility to ensure sustainable compliance.
Posted: 02 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

APTARE

Cisco® ONE: The Value of Advanced Flow Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how utilizing the advanced flow control capability in Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) can help you overcome the complex monitoring challenges you are facing today.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco® ONE: Traffic Visualization and Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how Cisco ONE's traffic visualization and control capability can help service providers visualize traffic end-to-end across the network and respond to unpredictable network capacity demands quickly, easily, and efficiently.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Troubleshooting Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Deployments with Cascade
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief to learn how the Riverbed® Cascade® application-aware network performance management (NPM) solution unlocks VDI visibility.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

IT Best Practices: To Support or Not Support Consumer-Owned Smartphones
sponsored by Zenprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover why mobile service is vital to your overall messaging infrastructure and mobile management strategy as you uncover how to better support consumer-owned smartphones in your organisation.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

Zenprise

A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: Five Critical Factors
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five critical factors for a successful migration to an MPLS IP VPN service in this whitepaper. Learn the evolving needs of today’s enterprise networks and uncover how an MPLS-based IP VPN can help you fulfill these wants and needs.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

Key Considerations for MPLS IP-VPN Success
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits of an MPLS-based private IP network and learn how it can not only help you simplify network management and reduce costs, but also prioritize application, create and improve disaster recovery, and much more!
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

How to Choose a Managed Network Services Provider
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing your network is no easy task, hence the reason managed service providers (MSPs) exist. In this resource, explore the advantages of outsourcing to an MSP and best practices for finding the right MSP for your organization.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 22 May 2012

MegaPath Inc.

Rising Above the Competition as a Cloud Services Provider: Five Effective Steps for Claiming Your Share of the Pie
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can rise above the competition as a cloud provider, especially by using the five key steps outlined in this resource.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 | Published: 06 Apr 2012

CA Technologies.

Service Virtualization: Reduce the time and cost to develop and test modern, composite applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how developers and testers can leverage service virtualization to reduce software business risk, minimize delays, increase software quality, meet SLAs for performance and quality, maximize team productivity, and support globalization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Getting to the Root cause of Network and Application Issues
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a tablet-based approach for troubleshooting network and applications issues that helps you get to the root cause faster and more effectively than ever before.
Posted: 23 Mar 2012 | Published: 22 Mar 2012

Fluke Networks

Doug Ingraham - Understanding the Advantages of Hybrid Clouds
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive Q&A, learn what hybrid cloud entails and the benefits of implementing this approach to cloud computing.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Jan 2011

Brocade

Getting Cloud computing right means choosing the right partner
sponsored by Oncore IT
WHITE PAPER: What is cloud computing, and why should you adopt it? How do you develop the right strategy and choose the right partner? All these questions and more are answered in this white paper. Discover the most important considerations to keep in mind as you evaluate cloud providers, and what questions to ask.
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2012

Oncore IT

Doug Ingraham - Understanding the Advantages of Hybrid Clouds
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: A hybrid cloud enables organizations that have already built a private cloud to use resources from public clouds as a way to expand the capabilities of their own IT infrastructure. This resource presents the top benefits/advantages of a hybrid cloud. Also, obtain answers to crucial cloud deployment questions.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

Brocade

Integrating Macs with Microsoft DFS - Best Practices
sponsored by GroupLogic
WHITE PAPER: This document describes three options for integrating Macs with Microsoft DFS infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

GroupLogic

Unified Mobility Services in the New Campus Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ins and outs of a unified mobility services architecture that can help you realize all the benefits of a “less-wired” network.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

OMEGAMON Extended Insight- Analysis: Where is your application spending time?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The limited amount of infomation provided by traditional DB2 for z/OS monitoring makes it difficult and time-consuming to isolate problems within the multiple layers of today's Java, CLI (SAP), and .NET applications. Read this paper to discover a monitoring alternative that provides the detailed information needed for modern applications.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Proactive Network Monitoring and Management
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how monitoring technology can equip network administrators with the vital insights needed to govern and ensure availability of servers and applications, whether managed locally or in the cloud.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

The Total Economic Impact of CA Technologies’ Business Service Insight Solution
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of CA Technologies, you learn about the ROI impact of a SLA management platform that offers features for data metrics, automation, performance monitoring, and more.
Posted: 08 Dec 2011 | Published: 07 Dec 2011

CA Technologies.

The Critical Role of the Network in Supporting Cloud-Based Solutions
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on how a communication service provider (CSP) can leverage the investment it has made in deploying a next generation network (NGN) to capitalize on the growing market for Software-as-as-Service (SaaS) solutions.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cloud Vs. Cloud: Which Side Are You On?
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: The jury is in, and cloud computing is here to stay. So the question for organizations both large and small is not: “to cloud or not to cloud,” but rather, when and what kind — public or private?
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 11 Nov 2011

Webroot

Beyond Provisioning
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: Once a cloud has been designed and is up and running, it’s important to optimize it to deliver top quality service to each of its users. Yet to do so, IT pros must proactively monitor for performance issues and maintain optimal use of capacity resources. This paper highlights 3 key components to be aware of when monitoring performance issues.
Posted: 31 Aug 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture
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SLA DEFINITION (continued): …  for their customers (users in other departments within the enterprise) can be measured, justified, and perhaps compared with those of outsourcing network providers.Some metrics that SLAs may specify include: What percentage of the time services will be available The number of users that can be served simultaneouslySpecific performance benchmarks to which actual performance will be periodically comparedThe schedule for notification in advance of network changes that may affect usersHelp desk response time for various classes of problemsDial-in access availabilityUsage statistics that will be provided. … 
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